WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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DDiocesan Calendar



Allegri Singers present Celebration through ...
Posted Monday 16 January 2017
Holy Trinity Church, Bog Lane, Brathay, LA22 9NE - 7.30pm Saturday 1 April St James’ ...

Carlisle Music Society at St Cuthberts ...
Posted Tuesday 10 January 2017
Thursday 16th February - 7.30pm Jorgenson Trio - music by Brahms, Ravel and ...

Carol Services at Rose Castle
Posted Friday 9 December 2016
Saturday 10th & 17th December at 3pm, Rose Castle, Dalston, Cumbria CA5 7BZ


Mitre Housing Association launches flagship ...
Posted Tuesday 17 January 2017
The start of work to build ten new affordable Lake District homes by Mitre Housing ...

New general manager appointed at Rydal Hall
Posted Thursday 5 January 2017
A new general manager has been appointed at Rydal Hall, the Diocese of Carlisle’s Christian ...

Mary and Joseph spring a wedding surpise at ...
Posted Monday 19 December 2016
A couple ‘playing’ Mary and Joseph in a West Cumbrian church nativity left the ...

Northumberland school to join The Good ...
Posted Friday 16 December 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust is to welcome its first member school from ...

The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas Message 2016
Posted Friday 16 December 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message for 2016 reflects on what the birth of Jesus ...


The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message for 2016 reflects on what the nativity story may mean to people living in a post-truth culture.
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WWe have moved

The Diocese of Carlisle, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocesan Board of Education, The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership/Cumbria Christian Learning's administrative offices have moved to:

Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR.
Tel: 01768 807777      Fax: 01768 868918


A list of direct dial telephone contacts for departments at Church House in Penrith is as follows:

Diocesan Secretary: 01768 807760 (Derek Hurton/Eleanor Scott)
Finance: 01768 807761 (Neil Barrett/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807763 (Ron Sharpe/Post Area)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (Tricia Turner)
Archdeacons (North & West) & Safeguarding: 01768 807772 (Joy Barrie)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Sue Emery: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770